Hi, I'm having trouble with a VM. The guest OS is SLES9/OES. The host is VMware ESX 4 (VSphere). I installed the newest vmware-tools and recently upgraded the virtual hardware from version 4 to 7. Suddenly the partitions in my NSS volume (/dev/sdb1 and /dev/sdc1) are being seen as Netware 386 volumes by fdisk (see below).

Does anyone have any idea how to recover the data on the NSS volumes?

Mike

zwserver:~ # SPident -vv

Summary (using 720 packages)
Product/ServicePack conflict match update (shipped)
OES-9-i386 0 0% 265 36.8% 260 (1628 16.3%)
OES-9-i386-SP1 2 0.2% 130 18.1% 204 (836 15.6%)
- NOVLpkia 3.3.0.1-20080710_1008 < 2.7.8-1
- NOVLpkis 3.3.0.1-20080625_2150 < 2.7.8-1
OES-9-i386-SP2 2 0.2% 207 28.8% 215 (962 21.5%)
- NOVLpkia 3.3.0.1-20080710_1008 < 2.7.9-1
- NOVLpkis 3.3.0.1-20080625_2150 < 2.7.9-1
Unknown 304 42.2%

Legend for Package Details:
- conflicting package (found < expected)

CONCLUSION: System is NOT up-to-date!
found OES-9-i386 + "online updates"
expected OES-9-i386-SP2


zwserver:~ # fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 12.8 GB, 12884901888 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1566 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 1 129 1036161 82 Linux swap
/dev/sda2 * 130 1566 11542702+ 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 128.8 GB, 128849018880 bytes
255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 30840 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 30841 125827184+ 65 Novell Netware 386

Disk /dev/sdc: 42.9 GB, 42949672960 bytes
255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 10280 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 10278 41934224 65 Novell Netware 386